Seattle Culture

Most Influential, Arts: Shin Yu Pai

Most Influential, Arts: Shin Yu Pai

Poet, author, podcaster

Pai is an award-winning author, podcaster, and the city of Seattle’s 2023-24 Civic Poet. She has spent more than two decades in the literary field, penning 13 books…

Photo by Sung Park

Women Making History Month

Women Making History Month

Grace Yoo seeks to reshape the Washington Women’s Commission

“Ultimately, I see our agency positioning Washington to lead the way nationally on innovative, practical policy that improves the lives of everyday women,” Grace Yoo says. 

Water World Wonder

Water World Wonder

Unique artistic collaboration invites water into stunning Lake Washington home

Swivel Interiors founder Kathleen Glossa lured five innovative local artists to a newly purchased vacation property perched on the northern edge of Lake Washington.

Photo by Andrew Giammarco

Must List: Feb. 29-March 6

Must List: Feb. 29-March 6

Meaningful cinema, student showcase, and a comedic whodunit

Be inspired by senior dance students at Cornish, or join Sloane Crosley and Ben Gibbard for a discussion on loss and grief. Celebrate 50 years of SIFF with memorable films, laugh until it hurts at ‘Something’s Afoot,’ or catch 24 bands on four stages at Freakout Weekender.

Captain America, Lando Calrissian, and Emerald City Comic Con 2024

Captain America, Lando Calrissian, and Emerald City Comic Con 2024

Four-day event kicks off Feb. 29 at Seattle Convention Center

Come meet Lando Calrissian this weekend. Stop by and see Captain Marvel, or Frodo Baggins from Lord of the Rings.

Most Influential, Arts: Jose Iñiguez

Most Influential, Arts: Jose Iñiguez

Educator, musician

Jose Iñiguez discovered the art of opera through a PBS special. As a teenager, he came across a program featuring a tenor singing an aria while watching TV with his dad…

Photo by Ashley Genevieve

This Neighborhood is the ‘Friendliest’ in America

This Neighborhood is the ‘Friendliest’ in America

And it’s right here in Seattle

A few years ago, I was in Cooperstown, N.Y., because my son was playing in a weeklong baseball tournament. I asked one of the park workers which state had the friendliest people…

Most Influential, Education: Quinton Morris

Most Influential, Education: Quinton Morris

Artist, educator

I’m committed to educating and helping students transform their lives through Key to Change. My goal is to expand the program to reach more students…

Photo by Sung Park

Selling Seattle

Selling Seattle

New effort from Visit Seattle showcases the city’s stunning beauty

Visit Seattle’s new three-and-a-half-minute destination video is worth bragging about…

Most Influential, Hospitality: J. Kenji López-Alt

Most Influential, Hospitality: J. Kenji López-Alt

Chef, author

López-Alt is a two-time James Beard Award-winner, with all three of his books making it onto The New York Times bestseller list. His latest book, The Wok, currently in bookstores, won him his second James Beard Award this year.

Photo by J. Kenji López-Alt

It’s In Her Sole

It’s In Her Sole

Takiyah Ward may be the most innovative vendor at this weekend’s Sneaker Con 2024

Re-Sole specializes in sneaker maintenance, restoration, and customization, with the mission to “keep more kicks in rotation and out of the landfill.”

A Happy Accident

A Happy Accident

The Seattle Kraken's Namita Nandakumar never envisioned a career as a sports analyst

Namita Nandakumar grew up in southern New Jersey with a passion for sports. That just comes with the territory when you live in the orbit of Philadelphia…

Photo by Christopher Mast

Must List: Feb. 22-28

Must List: Feb. 22-28

A civil rights icon, a poet laureate, and a luchadora

As the sun shines and the dirt flowers bloom, get ready for a fun week ahead…

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